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  • Avoid Scammers this Holiday Season

    Season’s greetings to all security conscious website owners! As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to pay special attention to the security of your websites. Unfortunately, this time of year brings out unsavory characters who aim to unleash a torrent of scamming and phishing emails. To get an idea of the types of traps… Continue Reading »

  • Custom WAF protection for web platforms

    Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are an integral part of the security stance for most companies. This piece of software protects websites as a first layer of defense from malicious attacks. StopTheHacker customers can now get access to this important technology by visiting our parent company—CloudFlare. Below we present a more detailed description of how a… Continue Reading »

  • CloudFlare’s Privacy Policy Annual Review

    CloudFlare makes an annual review of its privacy policy. Our internal committee of legal, policy, and engineering has completed its annual review of the CloudFlare privacy policy and concluded that the policy is working well, serving our customers needs. So, we have decided not to change our privacy policy at all. Given this outcome, we… Continue Reading »

  • Protected: CloudFlare’s Privacy Policy Annual Review

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  • We’ve been acquired by CloudFlare

    Published by Dr. Anirban Banerjee After 4 years, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve been acquired by CloudFlare, the website security and performance company. Our mission at StopTheHacker has always been to make website security dead simple for our customers. This acquisition brings end-to-end security to CloudFlare and enables StopTheHacker to benefit from CloudFlare’s global… Continue Reading »

  • What happened when my website was hacked

    A guest article from John McGarvey. He writes about subjects like IT security and web hosting for IT Donut. It all started one morning with a worrying email subject line: ‘Your portfolio page may have been hacked’. Inside was an unsolicited message from a friendly web developer, letting me know that my website’s usual portfolio… Continue Reading »

  • How to set up Server-Side Scanning for your website

    The new server-side scanning features are available with release 3.7 and includes the following new features within the Professional and above editions: Phishing Page Detection PHP Spam Shell Detection Webpage Defacement Detection Insecure Folder Permissions Detection .htaccess Hack Detection Website Error Reporting For detailed information on the individual features, please check out our Feature page… Continue Reading »

  • Microsoft Hacked – Method similar to Apple and Facebook Attacks

    Microsoft has announced yesterday via its Security Response Center blog that it has been attacked and hacked with methods similar in nature to those experienced by Apple and Facebook recently. All attacks were perpetrated by utilizing a zero-day Java vulnerability. Microsoft reported that a small number of its computers, including some in its Mac software business… Continue Reading »

  • Zendesk Hacked – Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter Users affected

    Zendesk, the customer service software provider with 25.000 customers, yesterday announced a security breach that affects users of Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. According to Zendesk, email addresses of users who have contacted Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr for support have been downloaded by the hackers. Wired reports passwords were not part of the breach but that some customers may… Continue Reading »

  • Consequences of your website being blacklisted by Google

    Safe Browsing Warning

    9.500 websites are blacklisted by Google on a daily basis due to malware infection. The malware infection are the results of a hacker attack on your website. When your website does get infected with malware there are devastating consequences: Your site gets blacklisted by major search engines, and this causes all major browsers like safari,… Continue Reading »